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Indiana corn: Tough planting decisions ahead


For Indiana farmers with a lot of acreage to plant, two Purdue Extension agronomists say it’s probably time to start planting corn while keeping in mind best agronomic practices.

Exports: Corn sales see slight uptick, soybeans plummet again


According to the USDA’s Weekly Export Sales report, corn net sales of 618,900 metric tons (MT) for 2013-2014 were up 15 percent from the previous week, but down 30 percent from the four-week average.

Be mindful of bees during delayed planting this season


The spring build-up of honey bee colonies can be directly threatened by corn planting. Insecticide seed treatments used on corn seed produce an insecticidal dust when they are planted.

Adjusting corn management practices for a late start (04/23/14)

Black cutworm spring arrival has hostile welcome (04/23/14)

Innovation helps corn plants better withstand drought stress (04/23/14)

Start to consider winter annual weed burndown (04/22/14)

No surge in corn planting…yet (04/22/14)

Syngenta Agrisure Duracade ‘Right to Grow’ program on track (04/22/14)

Highlights from Congressional Budget Baseline through 2024/25 (04/21/14)

Commodity Info



Weekly National Grain Market Review (04/18/14)

South Carolina Grain Weekly Review (04/18/14)

Mississippi Daily Grain Report (04/18/14)

Interior Iowa Elevator Grain Prices (04/17/14)

Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (04/17/14)

Montana Cash Grain Prices (04/17/14)

East River South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (04/17/14)

Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (04/17/14)

Kentucky Daily Barge Report (04/17/14)

Grain Prices @ Illinois Interior Country Elevators (04/17/14)

Key Reports

Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)

Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)

USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)

WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)

Exports: Corn net sales bounce to 10-week high (01/30/14)

Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)

USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)

Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)

Corn exports rebound slightly after slow slide (12/12/13)

$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)

Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 04/24

Corn futures reacted poorly to good export numbers Thursday. The corn figure on the weekly USDA Export Sales report came in toward the upper end of the forecast range, while shipments were huge. Futures reacted little despite big wheat gains, possibly due to formidable overhead resistance. Futures ended the day rather weakly. May corn sagged 2.25 cents to $5.0125/bushel late Thursday, while December inched down 1.75 to $5.0275.
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